Meet the Team
Early Years Leader & Teacher
I am delighted to have been appointed as the first teacher at Stoneham Park Primary Academy. I have been teaching in Reception for the past 6 years and I cannot wait to take your children on some adventures in their learning! At school I particularly enjoy learning outdoors and have a passion for sharing stories. When I'm not at school I am a keen traveller and either like to spend my time planning my next trip or taking my dog for a walk in the forest. I am really excited to be building a setting that is going to support our children to achieve their best as well as being sustainable for our environment. I really believe in the value of children's play and will put this at the forefront of our practice to support joyful learning experiences. I am really looking forward meeting you and your children and beginning to build our community.
I'm so excited to be the new Administration Assistant at Stoneham Park Primary Academy. I have spent the last 18 years at a Southampton school, working with children in class, 1 to 1, and in a Nurture Group. I worked in the school office during Lockdown and re-discovered my love for admin work, which has led me to Stoneham Park. I have 4 grown up children and 2 grandchildren that keep me busy. I love being outdoors, going on long coastal walks and I'm always pottering around my garden-sowing seeds and nurturing plants. Having spent 20 years in admin at a recycling centre, I'm also passionate about recycling and upcycling and am thrilled to see the children re-using so many objects and materials.
Learning Support Assistant
I'm so excited to meet you all in person, after 13 years of teaching and leading key stage 1 and Early years I have decided to take more time for my family. My 3 girls are growing up too fast and time flies by so a little change in my career was needed. I love outdoors learning and allowing children to develop as a whole child in a safe, positive and caring environment. As a child and teenager I competed at national level in acrobatics gymnastics with my greatest achievement being second in the country, my love for gymnastics shines through my families live with all 3 of my girls being budding gymnasts
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
I'm Ms Read and I'm very excited to be helping you as you start your learning journey. I’ve worked within a school setting for many years and have experience across Early Years, KS1 and KS2. I also worked as a co-teacher in kindergarten, whilst living in Virginia. During my last post I worked across Early Years and KS1 as a HLTA, plus supervisor of the after school club. I continued to work in Early Years throughout the pandemic. In my spare time, I love to cook, craft and be creative and really enjoy woodland walks with my children and being in my garden. I love to visit Hilliers Arboretum. I do hope you are keeping well and have had a wonderful summer. See you soon